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Episode 67 | Budgeting tips with Julia

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Little Cabin Knits is a monthly podcast all about knitting, mental health, advocacy, my new mama journey, and life happenings here in the wilds of Alaska with a little bit of Hygge sprinkled throughout. I’m your host Emily. I am a knitter, crafter, mental health therapist, and explorer of my home state of Alaska

This week’s episode contains:


Around the Fire

On the Couch

On the Shelf

Personal Skill Set

Contemplation Corne


  • Andersmillknits on IG and Ravelry

  • Between Knits and Purls on YouTube

  • You can find all the show notes on our official website:

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Knit/Craft What You Love KAL

#knitwhatyoulovekal and #craftwhatyoulovekal on IG


  • Fox in the Snow Mitten kit comes with the pattern and 3 skiens on patons Kroy sock to knit the pattern

  • Wolf River Sweater Kit with yarn to knit the largest size for the pattern in Cloudborn Worsted in Charcoal colorway.

  • Cary of Mywoolmittenfarm has offered to donate a prize from her farm!

A few notes:

  • entries from now until the last day of June will be included in the drawing for prizes.

  • currently on the needles are fair game to use for this KAL

  • double dipping into other people's KAL's is encouraged

  • the ONLY rule is that you knit something that brings you joy and that it is for YOU!!!!

Call Out

Call out to all my crafting friends and listeners. I don't know when I will be able to knit regularly again and I have long wanted to publish interviews of all you amazing crafters, so if any of you would like to come on the show to share what you are creating, I would love to interview you!

Around the Fire

  • A walk with Grandpa

  • Jimmy's first Easter

On the Couch

  • Battenberg Blanket by Sandra Paul of the Cherry Heart Youtube Channel

Using Knit Picks Brava DK with crochet hook size E. Colorways are White as the main squares, Custard, Tidepool, Lady Slipper, Seashell, and Tranquil.

  • Flax sweater (1st sweater),

  • Dancing Dragonfly socks by Grey Owl Knits

  • Bubble Socks by Sharon Erwine

On The Shelf


5 hats

1 pair of socks

Personal Skill Set

Julie’s Bio:

Julie is an Earth loving, tree hugging mama and wife. She and her husband, Jim, communally live with their daughter, Lilac Rain, and soon to be son-in-law, Eli, on their small chunk of property in Black Mountain, NC. Julie is a crocheter turned avid knitter, who loves audiobooks, hiking the mountains, and spending time with her family going to see live music. Julie admires the old time, Appalachian mountain folk ways and looks to the past for solutions to navigate modern day living.

Cleaning Recipes

Glass and Flour Cleaner

  • 1/2 cup vinegar

  • 1-1/2 cup water

Counter Top / Shower / Sinks / Toilets

  • 1/2 cup vinegar

  • 1-1/2 cup water

  • 10 to 15 drops of essential oil such as peppermint, tee tree oil, lemon, or lime

Shower and Stove Degreaser

  • 1/2 cup warmed vinegar

  • 1/2 cup dawn dish soap

  • Spray and allow to soak for at least 30 mins

  • Julie recommends dabbing some baking soda onto a wet rag for extra scrubbing power when wiping away.

Cleaning solution recipe

  • in a large mason jar add 2 lemons cut up

  • fill to top with vinegar and allow to sit for 1-2 weeks before use.

Link to making your own finger from the institute of Culinary Education

Budgeting talk:

Favorite budgeting ideas

  • Cooking large batches to eat over the week

  • Homemade bread

  • Stalk the clearance areas of stores and bulk up

  • Tips on saving money- Paperless paper towels, using jars for storage (food, pantry items, etc), buying second hand, using what you have to avoid expiration dates, how to look at common items and try to reduce cost (ex. A trip to starbucks is $7. If you go twice a week, you,ll spend $60.62 a month, which is $727.44 a year on Starbucks. Make coffee at home and use travel mug.)

Contemplation Corner

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
-Edward Everett Hail
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